Category: Arthur Miller

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2015

 

Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm". John Mahoney and Audrey Francis star in Steppenwolf's "The Herd". Charli Williams, Anna Dauzvardis and Katrina D. Richards star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys". Bernard White, Nisi Sturgis, Zakiya Young and J. Anthony Crane star in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced." Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger. Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller.  Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee. Brendan Connelly and McKenna Liesman star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard.

Another year, another 12 months of great Chicago theater! 2015 blessed Chicagoland with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of the city’s storefronts. Taking into account the 700+ productions that were produced in the Windy City over the last year, here are our reviewer’s picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!

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January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2015

 

Carmen Molina, Claudia DiBiccari, Mykele Callicutt, Paula Ramirez, Preston Tate Jr., Deanna Reed-Foster and James McGuire in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Heat Wave".Scott Danielson, Garrett Lutz and George Toles star in Kokandy Productions' "The Full Monty".Laura Osnes as and Steven Pasquale star in Lyric Opera's "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.John Mahoney and Audrey Francis in Steppenwolf Theatre's "The Herd".Sarah Lynn Robinson, Anthony Whitaker and Greg Zawada in Porchlight's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form" by Steven Sondheim. Monica West, Kasey Foster and Emma Cadd in Lookingglass Theatre's "Moby Dick".Mariann Mayberry and Brittany Uomoleale star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Grand Concourse".Steve Haggard and Karen Janes Woditsch star in Writers Theatre's "Doubt: A Parable".Charli Williams , Anna Dauzvardis, Katrina D.  Richard, Brandon Greenhouse, and Kevin Patterson star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys".Bernard White and Nisi Sturgis in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced".Rafael Davila and Bradley Smoak star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Bel Canto".Drury Lane Oakbrook presents "Billy Elliot: The Musical," music by Elton John.  Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm".Brendan Connelly, Chris Schroeder and Brenda Scott Wlazlo star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard".Melanie Brezill and Patrick Budde star in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." Colte Julian as Curly and Allison Sill as Laurey in Paramount Theatre's "Oklahoma!". Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger.Luce Metrius and Ashley Neil star in A Red Orchid Theatre's "Red Handed Otter." Kelsey Brennan and Greg Matthew Anderson star in Remy Bumppo's "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard.Johanna McKenzie Miller and Alex Goodrich star in Northlight Theatre's "Shining Lives," directed by Jessica Thebus.Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee.Eileen Niccolai and Daniela Colucci star in The Shattered Globe's "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. , Shattered Globe Theatre, Brosilow

In a theater community as diverse and talented as Chicago’s, every aspect and genre of stage productions can be found throughout the city on a given week.  2015 was no exception to this fact, as one can see from our reviewers’ picks of the year’s greatest and most memorable works.

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December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Incident at Vichy (Redtwist Theatre)

Michael Sherwin and Zach De Nardi in Redtwist Theatre's "Incident at Vichy" by Arthur Miller, directed by Ian Frank. (photo credit: Jan Ellen Graves)          
      
  

Incident at Vichy 

Written by Arthur Miller
Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Jan 10  |  tix: $30-$35  | more info
       
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November 26, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Review: The Price (TimeLine Theatre)

Roderick Peeples, Kymberly Mellen and Bret Tuomi in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller, directed by Louis Contey. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch)      
      
The Price 

Written by Arthur Miller  
TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington (map)
thru Nov 22 |  tix: $38-$51 | more info
       
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September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: All My Sons (Raven Theatre)

Chuck Spencer and JoAnn Montemurro star as Joe and Kate Keller in Raven Theatre's "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller, directed by Michael Menendian. (photo credit: Dean La Prairie)        
      
All My Sons

Written by Arthur Miller 
Directed by Michael Menendian
at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark (map)
thru Nov 15  |  tickets: $36   |  more info
       
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September 27, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Review: A View from the Bridge (Teatro Vista)

Ayssette Muñoz and Tommy Rivera-Vega star in Teatro Vista's "A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller, directed by Ricardo Gutierrez. (photo credit: Joel Maisonet)        
      
A View from the Bridge

Written by Arthur Miller  
Directed by Ricardo Gutierrez
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru May 18  |  tickets: $25-$30   |  more info
       
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April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Broken Glass (Redtwist Theatre)

Redtwist Theatre's "Broken Glass" by Arthur Miller, directed by Michael Colucci and Jan Ellen Graves. (photo credit: Jan Ellen Graves)        
       
Broken Glass 

Written by Arthur Miller  
Directed by Michael Colucci  
      and Jan Ellen Graves
at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Nov 18  |  tickets: $25-$30   |  more info
       
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October 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Price (Raven Theatre)

The Price, Raven Theatre       
      
The Price 

Written by Arthur Miller  
Directed by Michael Menendian  
at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark (map)
thru April 14  |  tickets: $30   |  more info
       
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March 7, 2012 | 1 Comment More